The Morne Seychellois National Park is the largest national park of the Seychelles and was created in 1979. It covers an area of 3,045ha ' more than 20% of the area on Mahé. It stretches over a length of 10km and a width of 2-4km and is equipped with an extensive network of hiking trails, which is 15km long. A total of 12 different hiking trails can be explored on half-day or full-day excursions.

The following trails are located in the Morne Seychellois National Park:

  • Anse Major Trail : about 1h each way. Often with great views along the coast. At the end of the trail, the beach "Anse Major" awaits you with crystal clear water and lush green vegetation.
  • Dans Gallas Trail: the trail starts from Le Niole Road and offers a great view over Beau Vallon for about 1/2 the way. At the top of the viewpoint you can see all the way to Victoria.
  • Mare aux Cochons: a network of hiking trails across the Morne Seychellois National Park. Average time is about 4 hours.
    Starting point is the end of the Le Niole road. Mare aux Cochons means translated pig pond. High up in the mountains is a small freshwater lake (not suitable for swimming!).
    You can follow the trail to Port Glaud or to Sans Soucis Road via the Casse Dent Trail (this is currently unmarked or cut out).
  • Trois Freres Trail: located on Sans Soucis Road. About 45 minutes climb to the kiosk. The trail up to the cross is not official, very steep and slippery. (Another 30-40 minutes).
    View over Victoria, the St. Anne Marine Park and the neighboring islands Praslin and La Digue.
  • Copolia Trail: the most famous trail on Mahé ends on a rock plateau. Here you have a gigantic view over Victoria and the offshore marine park. The trail is soon to become chargeable.
  • Salazie Trail: about 1 hour relatively flat trail. With luck you can find a tiger chameleon here. The trail leads to Fairview Estate on La Misere Road.
  • Casse Dent: currently not officially open. Trail is an entry point to the network of trails of Mare aux Cochons
  • Morne Blanc: short and crisp about 30 minutes steep uphill to the viewing platform with views over the west coast
  • Morne Seychellois: the namesake of the national park towers 905m over the Island. The trail is not marked throughout. Please only do it with a guide who knows the area. Time: approx. 5 hours.
  • Mission Lodge / Venns town. School for former slave children. Some ruins are still visible. Great view over the west coast

From Victoria via Sans Soucis Road to Port Glaud is the easiest way to explore the National Park by car.

Hikes are free of charge.
Brochures are available for purchase for SCR 15.00 cash.

The following Payment methods are accepted:
Cash only

Karl Schnürch
Author: Karl Schnürch

In 2007 I started the website to write everything I experienced from my head. Since then I have been constantly optimizing and expanding to eventually present a complete picture of Seychelles on this site.

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